THE BIBLE is an epic 10-hour mini-series that brings to life the dramatic tales of faith and courage in the most widely-read book of all time. Breathtaking in scope and scale, THE BIBLE series features powerful performances, exotic locations and cutting-edge visual effects to create a spectacular television event that will entertain and inspire the whole family. From Genesis to Revelation, THE BIBLE series features some of the most famous stories ever written and some of the most iconic characters: from Noah’s Ark, the Exodus and Daniel in the lion’s den to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. Channel 5 intends to broadcast THE BIBLE series this December (see www.channel5.com/thebible).
It is produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.
Mark Burnett is a four time Emmy Award winner who has produced over 1,200 hours of television programming which regularly airs in over 70 countries worldwide. His current global TV series include The Voice, The Apprentice and Survivor.
Roma Downey is a celebrated, Emmy-nominated actress who has performed both on and off Broadway. Born in Ireland and classically trained in London, she has not only starred in, but executive produced seven television movies for The CBS network.
THE BIBLE series is an excellent dramatisation of the Bible. It is historically credible and put together with sensitivity and imagination. The producers have a wonderful ability to make you think about familiar scenes in an entirely new way.
Helen K Bond (Senior Lecturer in New Testament, University of Edinburgh)
The Bible is the most-read book of all time. It has touched the lives of billions of people across the planet and has significantly shaped history, culture, literature, art, politics and human behaviour – and continues to shape the world we live in today. You don’t have to believe the Bible to be affected by it.
Roma Downey and Mark Burnett (Executive Producers of THE BIBLE series)
The show has been nothing short of a sensation, watched by millions of people across the world. To have it on Channel 5 is incredibly exciting – these are stories that can’t fail to draw you in.
Marie-Claire Dunlop (Acquisitions and Channel Manager at Channel 5)
Attempting to depict the whole span of the biblical narrative from Genesis to Revelation is a bold undertaking. THE BIBLE series pulls it off. It has paid very close attention to the text but at the same time imagined what it might have felt like for the different characters depicted.
Paula Gooder (Canon Theologian of Birmingham and Guildford Cathedrals)
THE BIBLE series is stunning – superbly acted and beautifully produced. It brings the stories of the Bible to life in an extraordinary way.
Nicky Gumbel (Vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton)
THE BIBLE series has stunning authenticity – a realism I’ve rarely seen. It grips the viewer totally, due to its sheer attention to detail and excellence of casting, costumes, and content.
Greg Haslam (Senior Pastor, Westminster Chapel)